One man’s over sharing on social media – and brutal act of violence – has landed him behind bars.
Tony James Barrett – who apparently didn’t have his own Facebook account — called a TV station late Wednesday to confess to a horrible crime and to ask the staff there to post it on its Facebook page.
In his call, Tony specifically told them, “I just killed my wife … I want you to put it on your Facebook.”
The man told the assignment desk that he and his wife had been together for 28 years.
“It was supposed to be ’til death do us part, but she wouldn’t …. ” he said.
The man would not reveal where his wife’s body could be found, but said, “They’ll find her tonight or by tomorrow.”
The assignment desk then asked the caller if there was someone who could be notified, but the man said, “No, I’m not going to be here much longer.”
When the station asked if they could contact police, the caller hung up the phone.
The TV staffers immediately alerted police, who launched a search for the woman, 42-year-old Sara Barrett.
Her body was eventually found.
The TV did eventually post news of the murder on its Facebook page and it got dozens of “Likes.”